MIDLANDS Co-op has organised a charity outdoor music and fireworks event to celebrate International Co-operative Day on Saturday July 2nd.
The concert is being held at Groby Community College and all proceeds will be donated to children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. Acts lined up include the Ratby Co-operative Band, the Glenfield Ladies Co-operative Choir, Leicestershire Co-operative Male Voice Choir, The Good Old Boys Blues Band and ྂs cover band, Hogwash.
Karen Ball, Member Relations Officer for the society's Leicestershire and Northamptonshire region, said: "Since it was formed in 1895, the member organisations of the International Co-operative Alliance, which covers 72 countries and membership exceeding 700 million people, have historically celebrated International Co-operative Day on the first Saturday in July each year.
"So, our music and fireworks event will be our way of marking International Co-operative Day. There's going to be plenty of entertainment from a wide variety of performers, which will culminate in a fireworks' spectacular.
"Refreshments will be available, or people can bring their own picnics and blankets or chairs. I'm sure it's going to be a great night and hopefully we will raise lots of money for CLIC Sargent as well."